Autocar drives new eight-seat Hyundai MPV
7 April 2008

It’s rare that you get to sample a car before it’s been named, but Hyundai gave us the honour recently when we drove its new eight-seat MPV. The i50 moniker originally intended for the van-based MPV has now been reserved for the new Genesis saloon, suggesting that the big executive model will definitely come to the UK.However, the Korean firm maintained that it would have a name for the model by this morning, so as of today the new Hyundai people carrier will be known as the i800. The name was chosen as it uses the company's new 'i' prefix and and also highlights the vehicle's eight seats.Keep watching autocar.co.uk for Steve Cropley's first drive of the i800, which will be posted later today.

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7 April 2008

How about iVan (with windows)?

8 April 2008

I suspect it will carry the name it debuted with at the Seoul motor show about this time last year. The Hyundai H1??

8 April 2008

It is called the Hyundai H1 in Hyundai's international website:
[url]http://worldwide.hyundai-motor.com/common/html/showroom/recreational/h_1...

But in Singapore (and possibly most Asian countries), it's called the H1 Starex. But, given Hyundai's naming strategy in the UK, I doubt it will have this wacky name in the UK.

8 April 2008

The term Starex refers to Hyundai's name for its rebadged Mitsubishi L400/Delica predecessor. Hyundai will probably want to sever ties with its old image in Europe, whereas reminding customers of ties to a trusted brand like Mitsubishi will probably help overcome prejudice in the Asian market.

8 April 2008

I wonder how Hummer would feel about the H1 name? I know they don't actually make an H1, but it's still dodgy ground.

Personally I think the existing name sums it up very well, the "Hyundai Anonymous"

8 April 2008

[quote simon_ingram]How about iVan (with windows)?[/quote]

Close, but what about iVaneo, looks very much like the Merc Vaneo.

4 April 2014
Personally I think the existing name sums it up very well, the "Hyundai Anonymous"

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